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  • FINALLY! No-Go Zones for Burka-Clad Women! ( UK )

    07/10/2014 10:14:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | July 10, 2014
    No-go Zones (NGZ) are typically referred to as being places where non-Muslims dare not tread, even in their own countries. Take heart. There appears to be a new dynamic at work unfolding in a British town known as Leicester. There, Muslim women who wear burkas in public feel like they’re entering NGZ’s themselves. A new book by two brainiacs at the University of Leicester features the “plight” of these victims: Muslim women who wear a full veil say there are no-go areas in Leicester which they feel frightened to visit – even in a car. They claim they are subjected...
  • Ancient puppy paw prints found on Roman tiles

    04/21/2014 3:52:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    LiveScience ^ | April 18, 2014 | Megan Gannon
    The paw prints and hoof prints of a few meddlesome animals have been preserved for posterity on ancient Roman tiles recently discovered by archaeologists in England... The artifacts, which could be nearly 2,000 years old, were found in the Blackfriars area of Leicester... Wardell Armstrong Archaeology was brought in to dig at a site where a construction company plans to build student housing. At least one of the tiles is tainted with dog paw prints, and one is marked with the hoof prints of a sheep or a goat that trampled on the clay before it was dry... The tiles...
  • Hunchback King Richard III infected with worms

    09/04/2013 8:34:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3, 2013 9:17 PM EDT | Maria Cheng
    Not only was Richard III one of England’s most despised monarchs, but it now turns out the hunchback king was probably infected with parasitic worms that grew up to a foot in length. Researchers who dug up Richard III’s skeleton underneath a parking lot in Leicester last year now report they discovered numerous roundworm eggs in the soil around his pelvis, where his intestines would have been. They compared that to soil samples taken close to Richard’s skull and surrounding his grave. There were no eggs near the skull and only traces of eggs in the soil near the grave....
  • Anti-Jihad Ads Considered Constitutional

    10/01/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 67 replies
    COLLEGIAN.csufresno.edu - Top Opinion Story ^ | September 24, 2012 | Liana Whitehead
    SNIPPET: "New York City is the center of a public uproar as Internet blogger Pamela Gellar rises with an “anti-jihad” ad campaign." SNIPPET: "Gellar and her group are protesting the Jihad, which in definition is the religious duty of Muslims. According to the Dictionary of Islam, jihad is defined as “A religious war with those who are unbelievers in the mission of Muhammad . . . enjoined especially for the purpose of advancing Islam and repelling evil from Muslims.” The literal meaning of jihad, according to the British Broadcasting Network, “is struggle or effort, and it means much more than...
  • A Glimpse Behind the Plot Against the American Embassy in Paris

    10/27/2001 5:40:41 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 28 replies · 448+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 10/28/2001 | CHRIS HEDGES
    The chemicals were stored in vats in the basement of an Egyptian restaurant in downtown Brussels. The suicide bomber, a former soccer player who had fallen into drug use and petty crime, had been selected. The target, the American Embassy in Paris, had been scouted. All that remained was the signal from Osama bin Laden's operatives in Afghanistan to strike. The nod was to come from a Frenchman of Algerian origin who was on his way back from training in Afghanistan. But he was arrested in transit, and he talked, spilling to French interrogators details of what could have been ...
  • Hardline takeover of British mosques

    09/06/2007 6:42:31 PM PDT · by Stoat · 27 replies · 971+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | September 7, 2007 | Andrew Norfolk
    Hardline takeover of British mosques       Andrew Norfolk   Almost half of Britain’s mosques are under the control of a hardline Islamic sect whose leading preacher loathes Western values and has called on Muslims to “shed blood” for Allah, an investigation by The Times has found. Riyadh ul Haq, who supports armed jihad and preaches contempt for Jews, Christians and Hindus, is in line to become the spiritual leader of the Deobandi sect in Britain. The ultra-conservative movement, which gave birth to the Taleban in Afghanistan, now runs more than 600 of Britain’s 1,350 mosques, according to...
  • University of Leicester archaeologists unearth ancient curse [ Maglus ]

    12/02/2006 9:23:59 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies · 298+ views
    EurekAlert ^ | November 30, 2006 | University of Leicester
    One of the most interesting finds from a site on Vine Street was a 'curse' tablet – a sheet of lead inscribed in the second or third century AD and intended to invoke the assistance of a chosen god. It has been translated by a specialist at Oxford University, and reads: 'To the god Maglus, I give the wrongdoer who stole the cloak of Servandus. Silvester, Riomandus (etc.) ... that he destroy him before the ninth day, the person who stole the cloak of Servandus…' Then follows a list of the names of 18 or 19 suspects. What happened to...
  • "No" to Bedside Bibles at Hospitals

    06/05/2005 6:26:34 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 14 replies · 670+ views
    NewsFromRussia.Com ^ | 16:27 2005-06-04
    Leicester hospitals were struggling to escape a public relations disaster last night after the trust's chaplain stalled a request from Gideons International to be allowed to replace patients' bedside Bibles. His decision was interpreted on the front pages of tabloid newspapers yesterday as tantamount to banning the Bible from NHS wards. University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust disputed claims that it thought having the Bible on the wards might offend non-Christians. But its spokeswoman was unable to say whether the Gideon Bibles would be allowed to remain in patients' lockers, tells the Guardians Unlimited. The hospital managers also claimed that...
  • Terrorist ‘aided abduction plot’

    04/22/2005 5:53:43 AM PDT · by piasa · 3 replies · 470+ views
    Times Online, of the Sunday Times [UK] ^ | April 21, 2005 | Sophie Kirkham
    A KEY al-Qaeda operative responsible for recruiting the shoe bomber Richard Reid and one of the September 11 hijackers helped to kidnap five British children from their Norwich home and take them to Libya, a court was told yesterday. Djamel Beghal, 39, is serving ten years in a French prison for plotting a suicide attack on the US Embassy in Paris and was described as so dangerous that even other al-Qaeda members thought him beyond the pale. While he was living in Leicester in the late 1990s Beghal, an Algerian, met Azzedin Journazi, from Libya, at a city mosque and...